The Castlemaine Steiner School & Kindergarten seeks to foster an inclusive and diverse socioeconomic community and hopes to make Steiner education more available across our regional community.

CSSK is offering a number of partly or fully subsidised places to eligible applicants of new families to the school, who would otherwise not have the opportunity to enrol due to financial disadvantage. CSSK scholarships run year-round for Kindergarten to Class 7 and applications can be made at any time following a successful enrolment process.

In addition, there are also Class 1 ‘inclusion scholarships’ available, which are not contingent on financial background, please contact our Enrolments Officer, Tracey on (03) 5479 2000 or for further information.

The scholarship provides a subsidy of up to 100 percent of tuition fees for eligible students of new families to the school for the duration of their enrolment at CSSK (please note this is subject to the conditions set out below and reviewed every 2 years). In most cases, ancillary fees and charges such as camps and excursions will be the responsibility of parents/guardians.

Who is eligible to apply?

To be eligible for a CSSK scholarship, applicants must meet the following conditions:

1. Be an Australian citizen or permanent resident
2. Have successfully completed the enrolment process at CSSK
3. Provide evidence of financial disadvantage. Generally, this will be met if the child is named as the card holder or a dependent child on a valid government concession card within the meaning of the State Concessions Act 2004, that is, on a:
● Centrelink Health Care Card
● Pensioner Concession Card
● Veterans Affairs Gold Card

4. Demonstrated commitment to the principles of Steiner education and CSSK; this is also expected from parents / guardians of applicants.

How applications will be assessed?

Refer to the full Scholarship Information and Application Form. Scholarships-Information-Application-Form

Our aim is to maintain a balanced approach, ensuring the most effective use of our resources while upholding our commitment to educational excellence and social equity.
All applications will be assessed by a panel drawn from the School’s Leadership team and Board who will determine the final number of scholarships to be awarded taking into consideration the below factors:
● The above stated eligibility conditions

● The quantity of applications across different year levels and the ability of the class and teachers to meet the students’ educational needs
Once scholarship applications have been assessed applicants will be notified via email regardless of the outcome. Assessments are expected to be completed within four weeks of a received application.

How to apply?

All applications will be strictly confidential. To apply please complete the application form and attach a copy of your eligible concession card and submit;

By email to or by mail to Attention Tracey Robertson (Private & Confidential), Castlemaine Steiner School & Kindergarten, PO Box 473, Castlemaine, VIC 3450.

How can I find out more?

If you have any questions about the school, scholarships or the application process, please contact our Enrolments Officer, Tracey Robertson on 03 5479 2000 or email